CSIO Announces Inaugural Coach and Technical Leader Council
TORONTO (July 10, 2023) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to announce the members of the inaugural CSIO Coach and Technical Leader Council. Members joining the CSIO CTL Council will be Amber Hutchison (Ontario Cycling Association), Don Burton (Swim Ontario), Jeremy Cross (Coaches Association of Ontario), Sean Turriff (Ontario Curling Council) and Tony Walby (Judo Ontario).
With CSIO being an athlete-centered sport organization, the CTL Council’s objective is to represent the best interests of CSIO partnered coaches and registered athletes, to advocate for the protection of coaches’ rights while promoting CSIO initiatives and projects, and to articulate and develop recommendations from a coach’s perspective to best influence services and key initiatives offered by CSIO.
Amber Hutchison and Tony Walby will serve as chair and co-chair respectively, leading the CTL Council and providing guidance and recommendations to CSIO as the organization continues to elevate people and performances in the pursuit of building champions.
CSIO would like to thank the coaches for their engagement in this process and look forward to collaborating with each member of the new council as they work together to develop and inform the needs of coaches and technical leaders, to be the voice of the larger CTL community, and to continually reflect the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
“We are excited to launch CSIO’s first Coach and Technical Leader Council and welcome this group of remarkable coaches as our inaugural team. CSIO looks forward to benefiting from and collaborating with the council and their unique and diverse coach and technical leadership perspectives and expertise. A big thank you to our inaugural chair, Amber and co-chair, Tony, who will guide the council as we look to amplify the CTL voice at CSIO and in the larger sport community.”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
“I am excited to fill the role as Chair to the newly formed Coach and Technical Leader Council. Excellence in sport comes from intentional work and there is so much to be gained through effective alignment and collaboration. Coaches and technical leaders are experts in their sport and this committee is a very important opportunity to make a positive impact. I look forward to working with committee members and contributing to growth and alignment within CSIO.”
Chair, CSIO CTL Council
Ontario Cycling Association
“I am honored, privileged, and excited to join the CSIO Coach & Technical Leader Council as their co-chair. I plan to bring my knowledge of the Canadian sport system and my experience as a coach and high performance athlete to benefit this council.”
Co-Chair, CSIO CTL Council
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Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing best-in-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert staff deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport and Sport Canada. www.csiontario.ca
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